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// conversation peace // I make that choice

On one Saturday morning, I walk before the sun is high above me. I walk when it is shooting at an angle, which means buildings and trees cast their shadows on me, and I need their shadows, just as I need to walk and slow down. The Digital Age has been killing me lately and … Continue reading

// conversation peace // tropism

I stopped to photograph this, and I considered how we photograph patterns in plants, crystals, and other natural phenomena. We find them attractive. We do not often photograph our own patterns however. Ours are much harder to document. Today, your homework assignment is to open the doors of perception before you go through the world. If … Continue reading

// conversation peace // what makes art art?

Night had fallen and so had rain. I arrived at a suburban home outside Portland, Oregon, and I did not know the hosts because my brother invited me there. The parents of the household were ethnically Jewish and born in Ukraine, and the father formerly served in the Israel Defense Forces. I didn’t bring up … Continue reading

// conversation peace // Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

“How much do you love me?” Midori asked. “Enough to melt all the tigers in the world to butter,” I said. Norwegian Wood (1987) by Haruki Murakami When daring and vulnerability meet, this is their union: free-falling confession. I admire Norwegian Wood for this and much more. To read the novel is to know these displays of … Continue reading

// conversation peace // Henry Rollins Can’t Call Himself a Photographer

Famed for his punk rock, Henry Rollins is also an actor, an author, and now a photographer — yet, that last description is not one he will readily assume, even though his new photo-essay, Occupants, collects quotidian burdens in mostly non-Western locales like South and Southeast Asia, Saudi Arabia and South Africa. The former frontman … Continue reading